New Display Wall with Function

We have only one wall in our kitchen to hang things on.
It is also the entrance area to the garage.

So we keep our keys there along with kids homework and random items we need to be quick at hand.

I wanted it to look nice but still hold all our “stuff”.

An old window with chicken wire is a perfect solution.
I used framing wire to attach the “keys” hook and there was plenty of room for random ‘S’ hooks for all our sets of keys and a couple of picture frames.
I moved the clip board lower on the wall so the boys can reach it a little easier. I am showing pictures of them here today but this is a perfect spot to keep track of homework. Each boy has his own clip for school work and class notices.

I had to work around the light switches…

I know it’s a little busy but I only have one wall.
The old windows are put to good use here and I like the look.

if you would like to see more old window ideas GO HERE
and HERE

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I so love your blog…thank you so much for all of your inspiring projects and pictures. And, thanks for including the paint colors, etc. It's so helpful.Lovin' it!Traci

Amy Kinser

Love your wall and how handy it is. I love using old windows like this!


wonderful-now I want to know, do your boys just roll their eyes as they untie their paper towels? LOL We call them napkins on a roll! It's a lovely look!

Renee @ Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor

WOW!!! I love this wall! It is right up my alley..I'm a new linky follower of your blog too :)I started a new link party just for rustic and shabby chic projects and I would love to have you share this! –


Very cute Holly!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)

Pretty and practical!

Jen Lossing

This looks great. Very creative. Great job!


Holly, This turned out so cute and so functional. I love the huge star.. I've got one just like it. It is not busy at all it looks like real people live there and use the space. Love the potted plants, greenery of any kind is great indoors. Love the idea of the \”s\” hooks too. Darling.


Hello!! I just found your blog and took a peek at your home tour:) I just have to say AMAZING!!! Wow I just love so many things and the vintage finds are insane!! The vintage doors are so beautiful!! May I ask where can I find some old doors? Thanks:) I am off to look again.


I love it!! Don't you love repurposing old things like windows, crates, etc. I think it makes our spaces so much more interesting. Thanks for the ideas!

Home Frosting

You have the greatest ideas! I love how you use old windows in your decorating. Oh, and just to let you know, I don't think the wall looks busy at all. Its beautiful and functional for your family! Lesa


I think it looks fantastic! Love the repurposing of the windows. I just started following your blog and I love it!

A Cottage Muse

I do not think it looks busy at all, I love it!!


Looks great Holly! I have very little wall space in my kitchen too and I use just about every square inch of what I do have. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail


Holly–great idea. I love, love, love your blog. You truly inspire me. Thanks!


I don't think it's too busy at all. But then again, I'm not an objective follower. ~Bliss~

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic

Another fantastic idea, Holly! I love using the old windows in my decorating. I always love what you do!~Shanon

Leslie's Garden

Holly, I love the way you use old windows in your decorating. This is an idea I would love to incorporate. Your window with the key is such a nifty idea! I always get lots of ideas when I visit your blog.

Hi, I'm Suz!!

Too cool, Holly! I love it!! Craziest thing tho~~~I didn't even NOTICE the light switches until you mentioned them!! Looks Great!!Thanks for sharing!!Hugs ~~ SuzInspiringcreativeness.blogspot

Gwen @ The Bold Abode

That's so neat! I love the wire…I don't think I've seen the squares before…where did you find it? I'm thinking of using something like that on my current project…


Your wall is busy but oh so cool. Love the key holder too.


Love this idea! So organized and pretty too. Love all the layers.


Very clever idea. I love the look too!